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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Thursday, October 29, 2009


This is the first school year that I have one day a week where I have no responsibilities. With my oldest son off to college, and my youngest son working one school day a week as an assistant maintenance worker at a local Christian camp, I now have some time each week to myself. I find that I really am enjoying it. It allows me time to work on projects that normally would be put on hold indefinitely. Last week I did some sewing that I have been wanting to accomplish. Today I hope to start working on making my Christmas cards. I also have things around the house that need my attention as well - a bathroom that needs cleaning, laundry that needs put away, and figuring out what to make for supper, etc.

This day off allows me a time to get a fresh perspective for whatever tasks and decisions that are before me for the coming week or weeks. I find it has been a real blessing. Each week I look ahead and plan for what I will get accomplished on my 'day off'. That's such an unfamiliar term in my vocabulary after being active with mothering the past 18 years. :) Although it reminds me of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
A Time for Everything
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

What do you need to take time for today?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Oh, how I wish I had a little extra time to myself!! But I don't think that will happen for quite some time with a 2 year old and an almost 6 month old! :) But that's okay--I'm enjoying being a mom right now!

You mentioned that you would be working on Christmas cards. Do you make them? I've made some in the past, used picture cards and then some of the good old-fashioned cards, too. If you make them, what technique are you using this year?

Prayers and blessings,